Cost of Attendance


  • Tuition - $63,684
  • Housing - $11,418
  • Food - $7,341
  • Books, course materials, supplies and equipment - $1,005
  • Miscellaneous - $2,040
  • Fees - $1,827
  • Travel - $250*

(A) Total Cost $87,565

*Travel costs may vary by distance to/from Hanover.

The cost of attendance includes expenses which will appear on your student bill (tuition, fees, housing and food) and expenses which will not appear on your student bill such as books and miscellaneous expenses (such as laundry and personal care items) and transportation.

Family Responsibility (example)

  • Student Contribution - $1,500
  • Parent Contribution - $5,000

(B) Total Family Contribution - $6,500

For the total family contribution, both the parent and the student are expected to contribute towards the cost of education. The parent contribution is based on the financial information supplied on the applications. We expect students to work during the summer, or whichever leave term they are not on campus, and contribute towards their costs. For the 2023-2024 academic year the minimum student contribution for first year students was between $1,000 and $2,000. For returning students this will range between $1,500 and $3,000. A contribution from student assets may also be expected as part of your student contribution.

​Determined Need

(C) Need as Determined by Dartmouth (A-B=C) - $81,065

The determined need, also referred to as demonstrated is the amount of money that Dartmouth calculated as your family's need: "Cost of Education" (A) minus "Total Family Contribution" (B) equals "Demonstrated Need" (C).

Financial Aid Eligibility

(D) Total Aid (C=D) - $81,065

The financial aid eligibility section also shows you where your aid comes from, which parts need to be repaid, and which amounts are earned by you.

Sources of Aid

  • Dartmouth General Scholarship - $78,615*
  • Federal Work-Study - $2,450**

* Scholarships are a gift. They do not have to be repaid.

** Work-Study is a type of aid which is not applied to the bill. The student will receive a paycheck for the number of hours he or she works. These earnings are meant to go towards out-of-pocket expenses, such as books, travel, and personal care items. Dartmouth's Student Employment Office lists jobs and helps students with Work-Study placements.